Author Archives: Brian Greenberg

YOLO and FOMO Make a Powerful Combination with IBD

Do you ever get emotional when IBD keeps you from doing something? I have – and still do for that matter. There are times when Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can feel like it has completely taken over my life. Constant trips to the bathroom, cramping, pain, bleeding, emotions take a … Read More

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NEW Total IBD Health Project

The Intense Intestines Foundation team is always looking for ways to raise awareness and improve the lives of those with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies.  Over the years we have had different projects which we have always been excited about but we are now launching a new project which we … Read More

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Total IBD Health (Recipes): Beef Stew by Jeffrey Levine

During the winter when it is freezing out I want something that is satisfying and will warm me up. What better meal is there to warm up a person than beef stew. The cold will be around for a while so why wait. Now when I make this dish, I don’t … Read More

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Total IBD Health (Activity & Exercise): Being a Triathlete by Jim Carrick

Being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 8 and bleeding from the backside every other meal was not normal as a youngster. As I grew, I found that exercise made me not just stronger but help maintain my body and mind. For the longest time I was the string … Read More

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Total IBD Health (Other): Caregiving with a Nutritional Port by Patricia Cacioppo

When my son, Tyler now 15, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease back in 2005 I had no idea what I was doing and how I was going to help him through this journey that has been nothing short of a rollercoaster.  I hope by sharing our story will help make your … Read More

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Total IBD Health (Diet): Gluten Free Diet and IBD by Jeffrey Levine

  This is my first post for IIF. For anyone that doesn’t know me, my name is Jeffrey and I have Crohn’s Disease since the mid 1980’s. All my life I never thought about my disease and went on living life like nothing is happening to my body. About 3-4 years … Read More

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Intense Intestines Scholarship Update For The Fall 2015 Semester

We are excited to announce that the IIF will soon be accepting applications for our 5th round of the Intense Intestines Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to help those with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis achieve the higher education they desire.  Earning a degree is not an easy … Read More

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Six Months Post Op & January Training Review

It ‘s truly amazing how quickly time flies. Just six months ago that I went into surgery to undergo another major surgery to put Crohn’s disease behind me for a while. The surgery was August 5th. I can’t believe how different I feel already. For nearly four months following the surgery, … Read More

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Total IBD Health (Activity & Exercise): Working Out and IBD by Brian Greenberg

I’m starting this blog post off with some great news: I FEEL BETTER THAN I HAVE IN YEARS! It’s been a long time since I felt this well and had this much energy. Every day I experience the almost foreign feeling of waking up without fear of pain. My world has … Read More

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70.3 For IBD Training: Feeling Better Than Ever

I’m starting this blog post off with some great news: I FEEL BETTER THAN I HAVE IN YEARS! It’s been a long time since I felt this well and had this much energy. Every day I experience the almost foreign feeling of waking up without fear of pain. My world has … Read More

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70.3 For IBD Training Has Begun – December Overview

December was my first full month of training for the 70.3 for IBD half Ironman race I will be doing. I haven’t officially decided whether I’ll register for the race in Portland, Maine in August or Princeton, New Jersey in September but I’m excited to be getting on track! What I … Read More

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Brian’s 70.3 Mile Journey with IBD

It’s been a few years since I have taken on a large endurance sport endeavor. As many of you know, my health hasn’t been great over the last 12-18 months, and I’ve had to focus my attention towards my body. Recently, I had a major surgery to make my ostomy permanent … Read More

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Lauren Lipsyc and the Intense Intestines Scholarship

After suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease for many years, I decided to take a chance and search the internet with the hope of finding other young people like myself that would understand my day-to-day life with an active chronic illness. Expecting a blog or two, I was shocked to find a … Read More

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Cycling the Big Apple for Crohn’s & Colitis 2015

  The IIF will be riding in the Five Boro Bike Tour on May 3rd for the third time in 2015.  This ride is for all ability levels and doesn’t require a large amount of training.  The 40+ mile tour goes through all five boroughs of New York City. The course … Read More

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A Typical Day with IBD by Brian Greenberg

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can make life anything but normal. The day-to-day battles that an IBD patient faces can be incredible tough. The obstacles stand like HUGE walls in front of us, trying to keep us from the other side – and a normal life. But we have to do what we … Read More

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